Former Nigerian Defender Calls On Rohr To Include More NPFL Players In His Super Eagles Team

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr is facing a selection headache ahead of the team’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying double header against Sierra Leone next month, sportingrave.com reports.

And the area the Franco-German tactician has major problem is in the attack where as many as eleven forward players are presently shining for their respective clubs.

The likes of Victor Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze, Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon, Kelechi Iheanacho, Josh Maja, Samuel Kalu, Ahmed Musa, Emmanuel Dennis, Cyril Dessers and Henry Onyekuru are doing well.

Osimhen has been in the form of his life since joining Lille from Sporting Charleroi of Belgium last summer, netting 18 goals and making six assists in 36 games in all competitions.

In all competitions, Simon has hit the back of the net on nine occasions while setting up eight other goals in 28 appearances for Nantes where he is currently on loan from Levante.

 

Iheanacho has a tally of three goals and four assists in ten league appearances this season while he has eight goals in 15 games across all competitions for Leicester City.

So far during the 2019/20 season, 20-year-old Chukwueze has netted three times and rendered as many assists after making 24 Spanish top-flight appearances for Villareal.

Super Eagles will play against fellow West African country, Sierra Leone on March 27 in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying tie at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State.

Rohr who finished third with the Super Eagles at the 2019 AFCON which took place in Egypt has disclosed he will work hard to make his squad list ready by the first week of March.

The Super Eagles are leading Group L with six points after securing victory against the pair of Republic of Benin and Lesotho.

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